General Info about Daphnia
Some sources quote an authority of "Leydig, 1860", or "(De Geer, 1776)(its like Degger!) ". but most list Daphnia pulex (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hunting and Breeding
this guy seems to be the Master of Daphnia hunting
more coming soon...
great article about "daphnia culturing made simple" 
"I hope this helps for anybody wishing to venture into daphnia production or who have had troubles in the past. Daphnia culture can be reduced to science, although for many it may still seem like magic!"
Feeding: chlorella powder and yeast
Self contained Ecosystems
It is fairly simple to set up a self contained ecosystem What you need is daphnia, some algae or a bit of pond weed and a glass jar Half fill the container with rainwater, add daphnia and algae or pond weed, seal, and place on a sunny windowledge The daphnia population with go up and down, hopefully there will always be a few individuals to start another population. Looking at the lifecycle, we can see that they have lots of ways of breeding. This versatility means as long as there is one, there is hope :)
Distributed Daphnia Domestication Program
a 10 year program(2013-2023) to
study domestication learn about epigenetics support art/ists that use daphnia through a resources learn about epigentics make a companion animal
? -> Newcastle -> Prague -> Ljubjlana -> Zagreb -> Zürich -> Yogyakarta
now at I'MM_Media lab
brought to yogya, but spilled... maybe 1 left
new wild dapnia from yogya aquarium fish market, but died after 1-2 days.
Previous Workshops and Projects
A simple participative and playful setup for children. Developed for the Create Ur World Workshop at Ars Electronica 2011
Video example recorded with hacked PS3 eye microscope
more info on the workshop description Hackteria_&_SGMK_BioCyberKidzz#DIY_Microscopy
A nice way to talk about microscopy and daphnia with children, was to let them draw and make little models of what they saw by eye and microscope. here is an example of a beautiful little sculpture...
Video from Anu Osva, Pixelache 2011
more info on the Finnish Bioart Society Blog
Pond Life, by Tony Hall
see his website
see waterflea circus by the finnish gangs... 
Merja Talvela, Anu Osva, Sini Haapalinna, Kristiina Ljokkoi
Single LED Daphnia projector aka "Life Emitting Diode"
Instructions on hackteria site, advanced bioLED hacking